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VP Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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VP Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting
Knoxville, TN

Job Description:

Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a VP, Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting in Knoxville, TN to join our Accounting team.

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The VP Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting will lead the team responsible for the generation of the company's SEC financial statements and the documentation of the company's accounting assessments and policies. This individual should be comfortable working directly with senior management of the company as well as the external auditors.

What you will be doing:

+ Responsible for generation of the company's SEC financial statements

+ Establish, develop and document the company's global accounting policies

+ Lead accounting subject matter experts for various non-standard accounting topics

+ Assess, conclude on and document accounting treatment for transactions as well as contracts review and assessment.

+ Ensure all reports and disclosures comply with applicable government regulations, professional standards and organization policies

+ Advise, guide and monitor peers as it relates to compliant accounting behavior

+ Take on a proactive role in accounting and accounting-related projects (e.g. implementation of new accounting standards, business and M&A projects)

+ Create presentations and present to senior management and the Board of Directors

+ Work directly with the external auditors on the annual audit and quarterly reviews

+ Coordinate work activities with other company leaders around the world

+ Accountable for the performance of a team, sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion

+ Other duties and responsibilities as needed

What you need to have:

+ BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited institution

+ Minimum of 10 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), IFRS, and SOX requirements

+ Minimum of 7 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role

+ CPA required

It's a plus if you have:

+ Big 4 public accounting background

+ Experience in financial reporting and/or technical accounting of an SEC registrant

+ Experience working directly with external auditors to resolve complex accounting and reporting issues

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Strong executive presence

+ Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills

+ Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

+ Ability to meet deadlines under pressure

+ Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels

+ Experience implementing best practices that require significant innovation for improving processes by applying advanced understanding of complex functional/technical and business issues and challenges

+ Ability to anticipate resource requirements and to make adjustments based on emerging issues and priorities

+ Experience with Webfilings or ActiveDisclosure

+ Experience with Hyperion, Peoplesoft or SAP strongly preferred

+ Understanding of XBRL tagging and related requirements

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About Discovery, Inc.

Discovery is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving passionate fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year across deeply loved content genres.

Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens and services, from linear, free-to-air and pay-TV channels to digital products and streaming services, to social and mobile-first content and formats. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

Discovery is focused on building a foundation for success -- both personal and professional.

We want innovative, forward-thinking people who will thrive in our culture and contribute to Discovery's strategic goals and objectives. We want you, with your passion, skills and talent, to join us in making a difference and sharing our vision.

Explore a world of opportunities with Discovery.

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Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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